Overview - The universe needs a reboot in this WebMage novel from Kelly McCullough. In the twenty-first century, magic has advanced with the times and gone digital, and Ravirn, a direct descendant of one of the three Fates, is a talented sorcerer--and computer hacker extraordinaire. Read more...
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The universe needs a reboot in this WebMage novel from Kelly McCullough.
In the twenty-first century, magic has advanced with the times and gone digital, and Ravirn, a direct descendant of one of the three Fates, is a talented sorcerer--and computer hacker extraordinaire. Now that Ravirn has come into his own as a minor chaos power, he's partying with Zeus, playing hard-to-get with a gorgeous Fury...and trying to stay one step ahead of Nemesis, the unstoppable goddess of vengeance.
But now Necessity--the sentient computer that runs the universe--has caught a virus that crashes most of the magical internet, and Ravirn is tasked with fixing it. And Ravirn hasn't missed the fact that whoever repairs Necessity will, for that moment, run the universe, able to remake the worlds (and everything else) to their liking.
Unfortunately for Ravirn, some very dangerous beings have figured that out, too...
- ISBN-13: 9780441016037
- ISBN-10: 0441016030
- Publisher: Ace Books
- Publish Date: May 2008
- Page Count: 274
- Dimensions: 0.75 x 4.25 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds
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In McCullough’s taut third book in the Ravirn series (after WebMage and Cybermancy), Necessity, sentient creator of the mweb, has fallen victim to a virus, and all of reality is at stake. It’s up to sorcerer/hacker–cum–minor deity Ravirn, accompanied by his faithful familiar, Melchior (laptop and goblin in one) to save the day. Of the host of evildoers interested in controlling Necessity (and thereby reality), public enemy number one is Nemesis, who is likely partnered with Fate. Meanwhile, Ravirn’s ex, Cerice, is apparently working against him, and Ravirn finds his affections torn between Eris (a Discord) and Tisiphone (a Fury)—but can he trust either of them? A hint of cyberpunk, a dollop of Greek mythology and a sprinkle of techno-magic bake up into an airy genre mashup. Lots of fast-paced action and romantic angst up the ante as Ravirn faces down his formidable foes. (May)